The curious, agonising, perplexing case of the ANC vs Robert McBride

A critical decision with regard to the appointment of the new head of IPID is wending its way through Parliament and two courts. Robert McBride will know his fate at noon on Thursday. During the two days of debate in Parliament this week, ANC committee members, some of them viciously defensive, clearly moved in a unified formation to block McBride’s reappointment.